On 26 Oct 2006 14:30:57 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It does seem to have one advantage. It makes you set your clocks twice
a year, so you get to correct for drift (plugin clocks with battery
backup can drift considerably during power failures).
considering that "more daylight in the evening" nonsense, GET UP
What's different is what you CALL 3:00AM. If you don't like it getting
light while you're in bed, you could always go to bed earlier (and so
get up earlier). That's what you're doing now, just fooling yourself
into thinking otherwise.
Why do you think you're changing the Earth's axial tilt by resetting
your clock? Apparently, you think writing "home" on a map of Australia
is equivalent to moving there. It makes as much sense as this DST
The problem is that I did NOT get confused by this DST nonsense, and
you are unable to tell the difference.
Well, I'm not a milk farmer, as apparently you are. Where I live
businesses run by clocks. Transportation runs by the clock. Work
is done by the clock. Perhaps you should simply throw away your
clocks if you don't use time. The railroads found standardized
time to be quite useful though. DST is simply a method of trying
to alight artificial time to natural. Both are useful.
Nope, just moving artificial time zones to be more useful WRT Sol.
Nope, you get confused setting clocks. You mentioned this in this
That really reminds me of a story I read in school, about a poor woman
preparing for winter. She found that her blanket was too short, and
couldn't afford a new one. She sewed some material on one end, getting
that material by cutting it off the other end. She could never figure
out why the blanket was still too short, no matter how much material
she sewed on.
DST is like that woman. There's no way to improve one end (sunrise or
sunset) without making the other worse by the same amount. The period
of daylight is changing in length no matter what self-delusions people
Anyway, that really has nothing to do with what I was saying. Just
that DST has no effect on TIME ITSELF. It's simple an artificial
construct, and has no reality beyond human society (which is an
EXTREMELY SMALL part of reality). I know what it does, and what it
More useful to those unable to adapt their schedules to the world
"A mind is a terrible thing to have..." :-)
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